A veneer is a thin moulding, custom-made from porcelain, which is bonded to the front surface of a tooth. Veneers are a quick and effective solution to stained, chipped, misshapen or crooked teeth.

They can also be used to cover gaps in teeth where orthodontic treatment may not be suitable.

Veneers are a cosmetic treatment. They cover only the front surface of the tooth and will mimic the size, shape and colour of your teeth, creating a very natural look.

A precise shade of porcelain can be chosen to give the right colour to improve a single discoloured tooth or to lighten your front teeth.

What are the pros and cons of veneers?

If you have any questions, concerns or queries, speak to your local Bupa Dental Care dentist

How are veneers fitted?

Once you’ve had a consultation to ensure veneers are right for you, porcelain veneers are fitted in a three-step process:

After the procedure, your gums may feel a little sore. This is normal and will settle down after a few days of careful brushing. If you’d like to learn more, speak to your local Bupa Dental Care dentist about veneers.

​​​​Can you have veneers with gum disease or receding gums?

If you have any form of gum disease or tooth decay, you’ll need to have treatment prior to having veneers placed. In your consultation, your dentist will use an X-ray to look out for any concerns and recommend next steps.

If you have receding gums, you may still be eligible for veneers. Your dentist will need to examine your mouth before making a decision. They may recommend gingival veneers, which are designed to cover the area of lost gum tissue.

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